External hard drive suggestions...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by mikey8270, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. mikey8270 macrumors newbie

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    Im going to need an external hard drive for my powerbook that I just ordered to hold all my music and video files. I would like it to have FW800, FW400, and USB2 (just in case).

    So...would it be better to just get a LaCie d2 Triple Interface 200GB for $219 or buy a OWC Mercury Elite Pro Combo Case kit for $120 and a nice 200GB Maxtor DiamondMax 10 with a 16MB cache for $107 for a total of $227. The price difference is negligible, so which would be the better external drive?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

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    There are a lot of threads on this topic. The search button is very powerful. Back to your question, I would get the LaCie due to a good reputation and that way the whole thing has a warrantee. That way if something went wrong it would be a lot easier to return. That's not a huge concern, bu it's a bonus.
     

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